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August 29, 2013

IMI.VC: an innovative VC blog

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For the past two months, we have been dedicating our time exclusively to this project and are happy to present our preliminary results. In brief, our goal, modest or not, is to create a scholarly, business-focused journal for entrepreneurs, not unlike a version of Harvard Business Review for startups. Background So, what do we know about startups? First, they’re difficult to set up. As a founder, you have to lay an enormous base for further development – create a team, a...

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August 28, 2013

Twitter buys social TV Tracker Trendrr

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Popular social network Twitter buys Trendrr TV service—which was previously a direct competitor to Twitter’s own internal analytics system. On Wednesday, Twitter acquired the last of a trio of acquisitions to help it dominate the social space. At the beginning of the year, Twitter bought Bluefin Labs, and a bit later, it purchased Social Guide. And now, the company has acquired Trendrr—a company whose Trendrr.TV product measures real-time social engagement for television...

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February 06, 2013

Game Insight and IMI.VC close $25 million investment deal

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Game Insight, a global leader in development and publishing of mobile and social games, and IMI.VC, a Moscow-based venture investment firm led by technology entrepreneur and Internet visionary Igor Matsanyuk, have finalized a deal totaling $25 Million (USD). The funds raised in this latest round will primarily be used to further develop Game Insight’s production pipeline, aiding in diversifying Game Insight’s already impressive portfolio. In addition, the company plans to broaden...

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October 29, 2012

Russian Firm IMI.VC Raises $75M from Mail.ru Founder Michael Vinchel

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  IMI.VC, a startup investment firm based in Moscow, just announced that it has raised $75 million in funding. The money comes from Michael Vinchel, who co-founded Mail.ru Group (the popular Russian email service that’s probably best-known to international readers for its association with Facebook investor Digital Sky Technologies, although the two companies are now independent from each other). Vinchel sits on the IMI.VC board, and...

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